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I've been quite impressed by some videos made with GoPro's line of cameras and their mounts meant for this kind of usage. The cameras have a water- and shockproof casing. If the casing breaks, it can be replaced separately. There is a wide selection of mounting options available, including handlebar/seatpost mounts and two kinds of helmet mounts - for ...


My recommendation would be the GoPro. I have the Hero HD and purchased the LCD screen... And never needed it. They operate with a fairly wide angle even at 1080 so simple aiming will negate the need for an LCD. Also, during its primary intended use, you aren't using the LCD screen so you should think of it like a conventional camera where an LCD is crucial. ...


I don't think there's any camera, even "rugged" ones, that are guaranteed to be durable enough to survive a spill, so I would stick with your personal value of "cheap". Buying used on local craigslist or equivalent might bring down the price. The only two things I'd consider must-haves would be a standard tripod mount, and the ability to use some sort of ...


If you'd like to take pictures of people riding them then you need to read up on panning. By panning you can actually capture some sense of movement, the problem when there's no movement you can end up with either an odd sort of pose or the it'll feel a bit flat.


Quite a few things going on here. I'll go over a few items that will help get you images such as this, but the questions you are asking could fill a book, so I'll keep it high level. These images were created with a lens that is capable of a large aperture, such as f/1.8 that is found in the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens. That blurs the background, and actually ...


Well there are two ways you can go. On the cheaper, but (relatively speaking) lower (but still good) quality you can look at things like GoPro which is designed for being highly portable and durable. It has limited functionality, but can be easily mounted to a bike for example and shoot decent video or basic photography. You can also look at ruggadized ...


Everyone I know that does extremes sports uses the GoPro HD, They are light, tiny and durable. I have seen my friends test it in the following situations: Scuba-diving Desert Motorbike Racing Downhill Cycling Sports Fishing (over and under water!) Downhill long-boarding Bungie jumping etc.. All of the cameras still standing.


A super clamp might do the trick as a mounting solution... and then you have a super clamp as a bonus. Most DSLRs support the use of a cable release, which you could use to fire it. I have thought about doing this before, but have never gotten around to it.


This home made bicycle camera mount looks like it could work, or this even cheaper, similar to this. You can mount any camera on it (that has a tripod mount), so you could use a reasonably cheap camera. An alternative could be to mount it on your helmet.


There are several companies that make handlebar camera mounts, one example is the Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Bike Mount, and another is the Aiptek Bike Mount. Both are relatively inexpensive, and seem to fit your needs. Also, I have not used it, but I have seen a "vibration dampener" that is designed to work with a camera system for hunting, but it might be ...

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